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Stewardship & Public Policy
Monday, June 25, 2018
LL Bean Stewardship Grants with the ACA »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Protect the Boundary Waters »
The ACA has been assisting numerous partner organizations in their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters.  ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
ACA Supports New Water Trails in Ohio »
ACA Supports Establishment of Lake Eerie and Cuyahoga River Water Trails In conjunction with our Ohio State Director...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Choose Clean Water in Maryland »
On behalf of paddlers, the ACA signed on to an important letter, alongside partners with the Clean Water Coalition, addres...
Monday, March 5, 2018
The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference »
The ACA is one of the sponsors of the The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference in Tallahassee, FL on...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Environmental Film of the Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the Reel Paddling...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
ACA on Capitol Hill »
ACA Policy Chief visits Capitol Hill to present key issues to the offices of congressional representatives in partnership...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CFS Grants now available for Clubs! »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Pine Creek gauge - Oklahoma - help needed »
ACA supports the Arkansas Canoe Club’s efforts for the Pine Creek Gauge in Oklahoma.   Class III and IV whi...
Friday, February 2, 2018
New Mexico - Public Policy Updates that Affect Paddlers »
Learn more about several key issues that affect the paddling community in New Mexico:   www.americancanoe...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New ACA Director of Conservation, Stewardship & Public Policy »
J. Michael “Mike” Foreman, a well-known conservationist and natural resources leader in Virginia and throughout the Chesap...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hōkūle‘a Homecoming »
The iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is scheduled to return from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, sponsored by Hawaiian Ai...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Safe Paddle Trails in Puerto Rico »
Establishing safe paddle trails in Puerto Rico with a CFS Grant. The Coalition for the Northeast Ecological Corrid...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Stewardship Grant Winners Announced »
The ACA is proud to partner with L.L.Bean to support local stewardship initiatives across the country.   2017 C...
Friday, May 12, 2017
ACA is Hiring - Public Policy Chief »
The ACA is looking for a motivated, self starter who wants to make a positive difference for paddlers at the local, state...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Protect Our Public Lands »
As a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance, the ACA supports the protection of our public lands.  ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
L.L.Bean CFS Grant Application deadline - this Sunday »
The online submission deadline for the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant is this Sunday, April 23rd....
Monday, April 10, 2017
LLBean CFS Grant Applications now available »
The ACA is proud to announce that the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant program is now accepting applicat...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Inland Waterways Conference »
After the NTSB released their recent report on the overcrowding of several of our nation's waterways and the increased int...
Monday, August 29, 2016
2016 CFS Grant Recipients »
As part of the ACA's partnership with L.L.Bean, we've supported 15 local paddling clubs and organizations with their stewa...
Monday, August 15, 2016
ACA in Alaska »
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain The ACA joins with numerous other organizations to encourage Presiden...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ACA joins with 80 organizations to oppose a House bill »
2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill The ACA has joined with 80 other organizations...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Opposition to two Bills »
Along with fellow Outdoor Alliance members, the ACA has strong opposition to two bills scheduled for committee markup ...
Monday, May 16, 2016
ACA supports USGS Streamgages »
In conjunction with the Interstate Council on Water Policy, the ACA supported an initiative on the importance of the Natio...
Monday, May 9, 2016
New Jersey - LWCF letter »
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of the most important tools we have to conserve public lands and improve recre...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Earth Day Challenge - winner announced »
The winner of the 2016 ACA Earth Day Challenge has just been announced. Read more about this inspiring, nationwide e...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Voyage of the Hōkūle‘a »
"Currently, our compass – and indeed the world's – points toward an unsustainable future. However, as on a canoe, our abil...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Paddle Green - Earth Day »
April 22 - 24, 2016 The ACA is committed to cleaning up Marine Debris from our watersheds. To date, our members have...
Thursday, September 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Stewardship Coordinator »
Please welcome Zane Havens to the ACA team as the new Stewardship Coordinator. After obtaining his degree from Albion C...
Monday, June 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship Newsletter - Summer »
The Summer edition of the ACA's quarterly Stewardship eNewsletter is now online as both a magazine and as a PDF.  ...
Thursday, March 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring Stewardship Newsletter »
The spring issue of the ACA's Stewardship Newsletter is now online. In this issue: ACA Stream to Sea Initia...
Thursday, February 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chattooga River Access Update »
February 27, 2013 Learn the latest information on access to the Upper Chattooga River on the Georgia / South Carolina...
Friday, February 22, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Maryland Bridge Access »
HB 797 provides an important opportunity to expand the public's access to Maryland's waterways for fishing, canoeing and k...
Monday, March 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
White House Conference on Conservation »
T he ACA represented paddlers at the White House Conference on Conservation held at the Department of the Interior. ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Stewardship Newsletter »
Want to know what the ACA does on behalf of paddlers everywhere in regards to stewardship and conservation of our water re...

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